The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 374 413 448
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 278 211 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.41% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 160 86
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£416 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.05% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £40.18 £17.07 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.38% -24.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.18 £17.07 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+135.38% -24.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 261 £413 -2.94% 76
London +20 115 £450 +5.88% 30
South East +4 55 £425 - 23
City of London +3 30 £450 -5.26% 12
North West -25 22 £350 -30.00% 3
Manchester -10 17 £350 -31.70% 2
East Midlands +4 15 £392 -7.79% 2
East of England +12 14 £338 +22.72% 1
Scotland 0 14 £450 +20.00% 6
Hampshire -2 14 £425 -10.52% 9
South West -12 13 £374 -0.33% 6
Berkshire +3 12 £263 -40.00% 5
West Midlands +8 11 £325 -23.07% 5
Surrey -2 11 £475 +9.19% 5
Essex +6 10 £225 -25.00%
Yorkshire -26 10 £375 +7.14% 6
Derbyshire +5 8 £375 -
Sheffield -15 8 £375 +7.14% 1
South Yorkshire -15 8 £375 +7.14% 1
Edinburgh -12 7 £350 -6.66% 5
Staines - 7 £525 -
Slough - 7 £246 -
Basingstoke +3 6 £456 +73.80% 1
Wiltshire -2 6 £363 +17.69%
Crawley -4 6 £443 +26.42%
Nottinghamshire -5 6 £409 -0.90% 2
West Sussex -12 6 £443 +38.28% 1
Derby - 6 - -
Nottingham -7 5 £392 -5.00% 2
Warwick - 5 £313 - 1

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 239 (44.01%) Information Security
2 166 (30.57%) CISSP
3 150 (27.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 144 (26.52%) Firewall
5 124 (22.84%) SIEM
6 119 (21.92%) Finance
7 87 (16.02%) CISM
8 84 (15.47%) Penetration Testing
9 82 (15.10%) ITIL
10 81 (14.92%) Cyber Security
11 73 (13.44%) Windows
12 69 (12.71%) Network Security
13 68 (12.52%) Security Management
14 66 (12.15%) Management Information System
15 64 (11.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 62 (11.42%) Intrusion Detection
16 62 (11.42%) Cisco
17 61 (11.23%) Vulnerability Management
18 59 (10.87%) PCI DSS
19 58 (10.68%) Banking
20 57 (10.50%) Risk Management
20 57 (10.50%) Security Cleared
20 57 (10.50%) Kalman Filter
21 56 (10.31%) Degree
22 54 (9.94%) CheckPoint
23 52 (9.58%) Linux
24 51 (9.39%) ArcSight
25 47 (8.66%) Data Protection
26 43 (7.92%) PKI
27 42 (7.73%) SSL

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.29%) IIS
3 3 (0.55%) SAS
3 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (5.52%) MS Office
2 25 (4.60%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.92%) MS Project
5 4 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Summit
1 2 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) PaaS
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 144 (26.52%) Firewall
2 69 (12.71%) Network Security
3 62 (11.42%) Intrusion Detection
4 42 (7.73%) SSL
5 41 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
6 39 (7.18%) WAN
7 22 (4.05%) TCP/IP
7 22 (4.05%) Internet
8 21 (3.87%) LDAP
9 20 (3.68%) LAN
10 16 (2.95%) Kerberos
11 11 (2.03%) VPN
12 10 (1.84%) Intranet
13 7 (1.29%) DNS
13 7 (1.29%) IPsec
14 5 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (0.74%) Wireless
16 3 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
16 3 (0.55%) DHCP
17 2 (0.37%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.39%) DB2
1 13 (2.39%) DB2 UDB
2 5 (0.92%) Hadoop
2 5 (0.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.55%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.37%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.18%) Big Data
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 8 (1.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.18%) AppScan
General
1 119 (21.92%) Finance
2 58 (10.68%) Banking
3 17 (3.13%) Legal
4 13 (2.39%) Retail
5 11 (2.03%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.66%) Law
8 8 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.47%) Advertising
8 8 (1.47%) Games
9 7 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.10%) Military
11 3 (0.55%) Billing
11 3 (0.55%) Wholesale Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
12 2 (0.37%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.52%) .NET
2 12 (2.21%) SOAP
2 12 (2.21%) SAML
2 12 (2.21%) HTML
3 11 (2.03%) XML
4 4 (0.74%) Web Services
5 3 (0.55%) JSP
5 3 (0.55%) Middleware
5 3 (0.55%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.18%) JMS
6 1 (0.18%) Java RMI
6 1 (0.18%) JMX
6 1 (0.18%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.18%) Spring
6 1 (0.18%) Ajax
6 1 (0.18%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.18%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.18%) HTML5
6 1 (0.18%) Servlets
6 1 (0.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.15%) Management Information System
2 43 (7.92%) PKI
3 36 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (6.26%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (2.03%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.84%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (1.66%) AS400
10 8 (1.47%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.47%) CESG
11 6 (1.10%) Cryptography
12 5 (0.92%) SecurID
12 5 (0.92%) Life Science
13 4 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.74%) CESG CLAS
14 3 (0.55%) GIS
14 3 (0.55%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.55%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 73 (13.44%) Windows
2 52 (9.58%) Linux
3 37 (6.81%) UNIX
4 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (0.92%) Solaris
5 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.37%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (44.01%) Information Security
2 124 (22.84%) SIEM
3 84 (15.47%) Penetration Testing
4 82 (15.10%) ITIL
5 81 (14.92%) Cyber Security
6 68 (12.52%) Security Management
7 64 (11.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 61 (11.23%) Vulnerability Management
9 57 (10.50%) Kalman Filter
9 57 (10.50%) Risk Management
10 47 (8.66%) Data Protection
11 36 (6.63%) Information Security Management
12 34 (6.26%) Security Architecture
13 33 (6.08%) Project Management
14 25 (4.60%) Migration
14 25 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (4.24%) Service Management
16 22 (4.05%) Service Delivery
16 22 (4.05%) Risk Assessment
16 22 (4.05%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.42%) SQL
2 19 (3.50%) Java
2 19 (3.50%) VB
2 19 (3.50%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.84%) C#
4 8 (1.47%) C
5 3 (0.55%) Perl
5 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.55%) VBScript
6 2 (0.37%) C++
6 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 166 (30.57%) CISSP
2 87 (16.02%) CISM
3 57 (10.50%) Security Cleared
4 56 (10.31%) Degree
5 40 (7.37%) SC Cleared
6 35 (6.45%) CISMP
7 34 (6.26%) CISA
8 20 (3.68%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (3.68%) CEH
9 15 (2.76%) GCIA
10 14 (2.58%) GCIH
10 14 (2.58%) CCENT
11 8 (1.47%) ACSA
11 8 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.10%) GIAC
12 6 (1.10%) CRISC
13 5 (0.92%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.92%) CCSE
13 5 (0.92%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.92%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (27.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (10.87%) PCI DSS
3 21 (3.87%) QA
4 16 (2.95%) COBIT
4 16 (2.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (2.58%) SLA
6 3 (0.55%) COSO
6 3 (0.55%) GPG13
7 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.37%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 26 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.13%) Snort
4 12 (2.21%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.37%) ClearTrust
5 2 (0.37%) Xen
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (2.39%) CA Single Sign-On
1 13 (2.39%) Nessus
2 10 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (1.66%) Nmap
4 2 (0.37%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.37%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.18%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) Kibana
5 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.18%) WSUS
5 1 (0.18%) SCCM
5 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 62 (11.42%) Cisco
2 54 (9.94%) CheckPoint
3 51 (9.39%) ArcSight
4 41 (7.55%) Microsoft
5 39 (7.18%) VMware
6 35 (6.45%) McAfee
7 33 (6.08%) Clearswift
7 33 (6.08%) Symantec
8 29 (5.34%) Qualys
9 28 (5.16%) Kaspersky
10 25 (4.60%) Citrix
11 22 (4.05%) Juniper
11 22 (4.05%) Sourcefire
11 22 (4.05%) Blue Coat
12 19 (3.50%) HP
13 15 (2.76%) Websense
14 14 (2.58%) Splunk
15 13 (2.39%) IBM
16 12 (2.21%) F5
17 11 (2.03%) CA
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